Namita Patel is the founder of Dayton Fibershed, a knitter and natural dyer. She is an analyst and volunteer at Community Solutions-Agraria and Dayton Urban Grown (an urban vegetable farm). She completed Seed School at Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance and is currently completing a Permaculture Design Certificate at Cincinnati Permaculture Institute. Namita explores the intersection of food, fiber, and farming in her analysis and experiments in the field.
“Conventional textile production systems around the world are unsustainable and come at high environmental, social and economic costs. Fibersheds present an alternative to these models - they regenerate ecosystems, create community and grow local economies. We can translate the gains we have made in regenerative agriculture and the local food movement to textiles by re-localizing our clothing.” — Namita Patel
Namita Patel is one of many that will be speaking at the Dayton Fibershed Day conference on Saturday Oct. 5th at 10:00am - 4:00pm here at Agraria. Come by to see what’s going on in the region with local growing, weaving and dying, and learn why it matters. Co-sponsored with Rust Belt Fibershed.
Get your tickets here!